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Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers

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I love this sculpture and always visit it when in Scarborough, well done that man. Makes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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It's a lovely big statue that brings interest to a walk along the north prom as well as an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this sculpture and always visit it when in Scarborough, well done that man. Makes and interesting photo stop on route between north and south end.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank why97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a lovely big statue that brings interest to a walk along the north prom as well as an opportunity for a photo

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lllpppp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the plans for the North Bay go ahead this will be a big bonus for North Bay a magnificent walk from North Bay to South Bay makes it ideal for a level walk for young and old alike well done north Bay for not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Philip B T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to see this huge sculptor. Which was donated to Scarborough sea front. It's a sight to behold. A regular spot for selfies and amateur photographers. Enjoy your walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 913ange
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Sculpture is by the artist, Ray Lonsdale. It depicts a former miner, Freddie Gilroy, who as a solder in 1945, was one of the first to enter Bergen-Belsen Concentration camp. The figure represents ordinary people plucked out of their lives, and thrust into live-changing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank The_Kernowman
Reviewed 3 February 2019

My boys always climb onto this over-sized bench for a selfie with the contemplative figure. Looks good when the sea is up and rough and the waves are breaking over it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alvinf2013
Reviewed 3 February 2019

People seem to like this attraction. I'm not sure why. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. Maybe because I live in Scarborough I don't pay much attention to it. It is starting to rust in some areas so hopefully will be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank C5838JNjohnw
Reviewed 16 January 2019

This is a great free attraction. It is situated on the Marine Drive, Scarborough, and a good stop-off if you are walking around the Drive. The statue is a much more than life size man on a similar sized seat. You can sit next to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marymary27
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Positioned on the North Bay, this statue looks out to sea, telling the story of Freddie Gilroy. Any passerby who is willing to pause for a few minutes and read his story will be richly rewarded with a tale of an ordinary man who lived...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

It's a large statue on the north beach overlooking one of the best beaches in the UK plus great for surfing. Kids loved trying to climb it and having a pic or two by him

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from 2014Jandy | Reviewed this property |
This is what I found about it "'Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers' is a giant steel structure made by Ray Lonsdale an artist fabricator and sculptor and is now on permanent display thanks to the generosity of a local... More